Fans have moved to praise Christophe Berra after the former Wolves man’s exit from Hearts was announced on Monday.
The defender is a product of the Hearts youth academy and has made over 200 appearances during a combined 11-year spell in Gorgie, which will end in May. He has also featured prominently in the Premier League and EFL with Wolves and Ipswich Town.
Berra broke through at Hearts in 2003, leaving in 2009 with a Scottish Cup winners’ medal to his name. He completed a £2.5 million transfer to Wolves, where he helped them win promotion to the Premier League.
The centre-back, who has 39 Scotland caps, played three seasons in the top flight of English football with Wolves before moving to Ipswich Town, rejoining Hearts in 2017. He won the 2017/18 Players’ Player and Fans’ Player of the Year awards and was also named in the PFA Scottish Premiership Team of the Year upon his return.
This season he has played regularly in the Scottish Championship as Hearts near a return to the Scottish Premiership, but Berra will move on at the end of the season. Fans have paid tribute to the 36-year-old as he prepare to go to pastures new.
Regardless of the last couple of seasons Christophe Berra is club legend!
Thanks for everything 🤘🏼
— John Cowan (@cowanauskas) March 29, 2021
Christophe Berra has been a great servant to Hearts. His unfortunate decline in form over the last 18 months can be somewhat attributed to a terrible injury too – really unlucky.
This season hasn't been perfect, but winning the title would be a fitting way to say goodbye… 🏆👋 https://t.co/NBcwBNcPlZ
— Thomas Nicoll (@TS_Nicoll) March 29, 2021
On another note, big thanks to Berra, he spent lot of good years in service to hearts (both in his first and second spell), unfortunately it's time for him to call his career at hearts
— Shay (@MurrayShay94) March 30, 2021
As someone who always defended Christophe Berra, even did so earlier today, I can wish him all the best with a completely clear conscience. Good luck, Christophe, and thank you very much. The heart and the head was always in it, but time waits for no man, it’s the right call. 😢
— Prestonpans Hearts (@PansHearts) March 29, 2021
It’s hard to see Berra leave this way but, in truth, he was done in a Hearts shirt when he left on loan last season. Still been an incredible servant to #HMFC across both spells & I hope he can come back as a guest when fans are back for the reception he deserves #ScottishFitbaw https://t.co/MnZ5VHIDvm
— Graeme Taylor (@graha1874) March 29, 2021
Christophe Berra is in my favourite Hearts XI. He is one of my favourite players to have ever played for this club.
Whilst this move should have happened earlier, that doesn't change. Love him to pieces and thank him for all he has done for us since he was a young kid. https://t.co/JjKzOXd5Hj
— Daniel McIver (@DMcIver22) March 29, 2021
Actually very sad for him. He gave hearts so much 🇱🇻🇱🇻 wishing him all the best https://t.co/0qn9AjWY1K
— Kirsty mair🏴. 💙 (@Kmair9) March 29, 2021
thanks and best wishes 👏 https://t.co/swiAXkpJ42
— Portobello Hearts (@portyhearts) March 29, 2021
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